Claim of COVID lies is untrue - UK health minister

"These allegations that were put yesterday ... are serious allegations," Hancock said in response to a question from the opposition Labour Party in parliament on Cummings' testimony.

He said the "unsubstantiated allegations around honesty are not true."

Cummings appeared at a parliamentary committee session on Wednesday (May 26), taking particular aim at Johnson and Hancock for their actions during the coronavirus pandemic.

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